24 June – 2 July 2023
Te Tatauranga o ngā Manu Māra o Aotearoa – The New Zealand Garden Bird Survey
Make our birds count
We need you to help make a difference
Healthy bird populations can indicate that the environment is healthy. We know lots about endangered native birds in the bush, but we don’t always know what’s happening in the populations of all the birds around us, particularly in urban and garden environments.
That’s why we need you to help us count them.
What we learn from information about the birds in your garden collected by you and your fellow citizen scientists helps our researchers make decisions to protect our environment. It also tells us if what we are doing in areas such as predator control is working.
Thank you, bird counters!
The survey is over for another year, and the data collected has gone to our scientists to be scrutinised and analysed. Watch this space for results later in the year!